The Brown MPH is rooted in the University’s tradition of academic excellence and collaborative synergies, much like the field of public health itself. Students and faculty move freely among our research centers and academic departments—across and beyond the university, too. Brown MPH graduates go on to make important public health contributions in academic settings, government agencies, consulting firms, and non-profits.
Brown is an internationally recognized leader in public health research, and the University is home to thirteen nationally-renowned public health research centers. The MPH program has an unusually high faculty–to–student ratio. Students have a great deal of interaction with faculty, who are accessible, approachable, and encouraging of student involvement in critical projects. Innovative curriculum requirements, such as community and analytic internships, make the program academically rigorous while providing unparalleled access to ongoing research and immersion in public health practice.
The Master of Public Health Program enjoys a privileged relationship with the Rhode Island Department of Health. This partnership affords students exceptional research opportunities and participation in community service and data analytic internships through the Department of Health and other state and community agencies.
Applicants to this School of Public Health program should apply through SOPHAS, a centralized application service for accredited schools and programs in public health. Application to the Five-Year Undergraduate/MPH is done through SOPHAS Express.
Comprehensive application requirements are detailed on the School of Public Health's admissions requirements website.
Letters of Recommendations:
Letters of Recommendation (3)
Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable)
Transcript Evaluation (if applicable)
5th Year Deadline
Effective Fall 2022, students are required to successfully complete 12 course credits (11 full courses and 2 half credit courses) and complete an internship and a thesis. Full–time students typically take 6.5 courses in the first year and 5.5 courses in the second year. This change is in effect for students who started the program in Fall 2021 or later.
Students who started the MPH Program prior to Fall 2021 are required to successfully complete 13 course credits (12 full credit courses and 2 half credit courses) and complete an internship and a thesis. Full–time students typically take 6.5 courses/year.